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One of 2023’s most hotly anticipated events is coming to Manchester this summer. Soccer Aid for UNICEF returns to Old Trafford on Sunday 11 June with one of the best-ever line-ups.

The atmosphere in the theatre of dreams is going to be electric! Tickets start from just £10 for children and £20 for adults, get down early and soak up the atmosphere, live music, and get up close to your favourite football legends and entertainment stars!

We've pulled together 5 reasons to attend SOCCER AID FOR UNICEF this month.

Famous faces from the world of football and entertainment

This year may be the best ever Soccer Aid for UNICEF line-up! Lioness Jill Scott will be captaining England, leading a team including Tom Hiddleston, Paul Scholes, Liam Payne, Karen Carney, Gary Neville, Danny Dyer and many more. England will be managed by none other than Stormzy and Harry Redknapp. The World XI squad flaunts an equally stellar squad, Usain Bolt will be wearing the captain’s armband for a team sheet that includes Steven Bartlett, Francesco Totti, Ben Foster, Patrice Evra, Lee Mack, Maisie Adam and Mo Gilligan. Gaffers are newly-signed Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino supported by Sporty Spice herself, Melanie C and Line of Duty star Martin Compston.

Football stars and celebrities celebrating at Soccer Aid

Tickets start from just £10 for children and £20 for adults

Tickets are selling quickly with some price categories already sold out, so be quick! Ticket prices are frozen at 2022 prices, with concessions available for children. The atmosphere is going to be electric as the Soccer Aid World XI aim for a fifth successive victory.

Half-time performance

Tom Grennan will make Soccer Aid history this year; already signed up for the England squad, Tom will become the first player to play as well as perform at half time. Taking to the stage for a spine-tingling performance of his incredible ballad, Here.

Get up close to your favourite entertainment stars and football legends

The players will meet as many fans as they can for photos and autographs before and after the game. Get there early and soak up the atmosphere in the player arrival fan zone, with a backdrop of music, food and drink, and good vibes!

Sir Mo Farah taking photos with fans at Soccer Aid

Raising money to support children around the world

Created by Robbie Williams in 2006, Soccer Aid for UNICEF is the world’s biggest celebrity football match, raising money to give kids the best start in life. Supported by passionate fans in an iconic stadium this year right here in Manchester, the event harnesses the power of football to help make sure that children can grow up happy, healthy and able to play. It’ll be an unforgettable evening of entertainment whilst raising money for UNICEF at the same time!

Find out more and book your tickets here


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Graphic showing players taking part in Soccer Aid for UNICEF

Soccer Aid for UNICEF returns to Old Trafford on Sunday 11 June with one of the best-ever line-ups.



  1. otterbarman
    Robbie Williams started Soccer Aid for UNICEF in 2006, and it has since grown to become the largest celebrity football match in the world.

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